Period
to 22 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South East
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 149 141
Rank change year-on-year -9 -8 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 243 402 619
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.93% 2.06% 2.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.23% 8.01% 7.95%
Number of salaries quoted 190 350 505
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,700 £22,600
25th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -21.67% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £55,938 £62,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,952 5,017 7,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.42% 25.67% 29.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,052 3,791 5,808
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +21 96 £41,500 -13.54% 6
Surrey +2 83 £28,000 -29.11% 4
Thames Valley +1 45 £47,500 +5.56% 14
Buckinghamshire +8 22 £39,000 -5.45% 4
Berkshire +4 22 £47,500 -13.64% 6
Kent +7 10 £32,000 -24.26% 3
East Sussex +26 6 £40,000 -6.87% 2
West Sussex -13 3 £27,500 -47.62% 1
Oxfordshire +24 1 £39,000 +26.83% 4
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 220 (90.53%) Microsoft
2 155 (63.79%) Active Directory
3 127 (52.26%) MCSE
4 125 (51.44%) Windows
5 122 (50.21%) Azure
6 120 (49.38%) VMware
7 115 (47.33%) Microsoft 365
8 87 (35.80%) Cisco Certification
9 83 (34.16%) CCNA
10 72 (29.63%) Windows 10
11 64 (26.34%) MS Exchange
12 61 (25.10%) ITIL
13 55 (22.63%) Degree
14 54 (22.22%) MCSA
14 54 (22.22%) Citrix
15 53 (21.81%) VMware Infrastructure
16 49 (20.16%) Hyper-V
17 48 (19.75%) Firewall
17 48 (19.75%) SQL
18 46 (18.93%) MCP
19 44 (18.11%) Windows Server
20 40 (16.46%) SQL Server
21 38 (15.64%) DNS
22 36 (14.81%) SharePoint
23 35 (14.40%) PowerShell
23 35 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
24 34 (13.99%) Cisco
25 32 (13.17%) .NET
26 31 (12.76%) Linux
27 29 (11.93%) Azure Active Directory

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 64 (26.34%) MS Exchange
2 36 (14.81%) SharePoint
3 17 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.82%) IIS
7 1 (0.41%) Apache
7 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 26 (10.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 122 (50.21%) Azure
2 115 (47.33%) Microsoft 365
3 29 (11.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (9.47%) IaaS
5 19 (7.82%) PaaS
6 18 (7.41%) AWS
7 10 (4.12%) SaaS
8 3 (1.23%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.82%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.41%) Azure Logic Apps
10 1 (0.41%) GCP
10 1 (0.41%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.41%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.41%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.41%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.41%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.41%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 48 (19.75%) Firewall
2 38 (15.64%) DNS
3 27 (11.11%) DHCP
3 27 (11.11%) WAN
4 23 (9.47%) TCP/IP
5 20 (8.23%) VPN
6 19 (7.82%) SAN
7 18 (7.41%) VLAN
8 14 (5.76%) LAN
9 13 (5.35%) VSAN
10 9 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (3.70%) iSCSI
10 9 (3.70%) NAS
10 9 (3.70%) WLAN
11 6 (2.47%) Unified Communications
11 6 (2.47%) VoIP
12 5 (2.06%) MPLS
12 5 (2.06%) Network Security
12 5 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.82%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.94%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.41%) MS Access
5 1 (0.41%) Power BI
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.88%) Grunt
1 7 (2.88%) gulp
1 7 (2.88%) Visual Studio
1 7 (2.88%) webpack
2 4 (1.65%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.65%) JIRA
3 3 (1.23%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (5.76%) Legal
2 11 (4.53%) Military
3 7 (2.88%) Finance
4 4 (1.65%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.65%) Local Government
5 3 (1.23%) Billing
5 3 (1.23%) Marketing
5 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.82%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (21.40%) Analyst
2 45 (18.52%) IT Support
3 44 (18.11%) IT Analyst
4 33 (13.58%) Support Engineer
5 23 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (9.47%) IT Engineer
6 22 (9.05%) Consultant
7 20 (8.23%) IT Support Analyst
7 20 (8.23%) Support Analyst
8 17 (7.00%) Architect
8 17 (7.00%) Developer
9 15 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (6.17%) Help Desk Analyst
9 15 (6.17%) Service Analyst
9 15 (6.17%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (5.76%) Azure Consultant
10 14 (5.76%) Cloud Consultant
10 14 (5.76%) Cryptography Engineer
10 14 (5.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 14 (5.76%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (13.17%) .NET
2 23 (9.47%) ASP.NET
2 23 (9.47%) HTML
3 20 (8.23%) AngularJS
3 20 (8.23%) CSS
3 20 (8.23%) React
4 19 (7.82%) .NET Core
4 19 (7.82%) ASP.NET Web API
4 19 (7.82%) HTML5
4 19 (7.82%) Vue.js
5 15 (6.17%) .NET Framework
6 12 (4.94%) CSS3
6 12 (4.94%) Entity Framework
6 12 (4.94%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (2.88%) Dapper ORM
7 7 (2.88%) NHibernate
8 6 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 3 (1.23%) Node.js
9 3 (1.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.05%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
2 18 (7.41%) Private Cloud
3 16 (6.58%) Public Cloud
4 14 (5.76%) Algorithms
4 14 (5.76%) PKI
5 10 (4.12%) Organisational Skills
5 10 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.70%) User Experience
7 7 (2.88%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.47%) EPoS
8 6 (2.47%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.06%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.23%) Replication
11 2 (0.82%) CCTV
12 1 (0.41%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 125 (51.44%) Windows
2 72 (29.63%) Windows 10
3 44 (18.11%) Windows Server
4 31 (12.76%) Linux
5 26 (10.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (7.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (7.00%) Windows Server 2019
8 10 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.47%) Android
10 5 (2.06%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.65%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.41%) CentOS
13 1 (0.41%) Debian
13 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (25.10%) ITIL
2 35 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 27 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 23 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (9.47%) Project Management
5 22 (9.05%) Presales
6 19 (7.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 19 (7.82%) Scrum
7 16 (6.58%) MVC
8 15 (6.17%) Customer Requirements
8 15 (6.17%) DevOps
8 15 (6.17%) Validation
9 14 (5.76%) Cryptography
10 13 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (5.35%) Mentoring
10 13 (5.35%) Service Management
11 12 (4.94%) OO
11 12 (4.94%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 48 (19.75%) SQL
2 35 (14.40%) PowerShell
3 26 (10.70%) C#
4 24 (9.88%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 9 (3.70%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.06%) C
7 4 (1.65%) Java
7 4 (1.65%) Python
8 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.41%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.41%) PHP
9 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 127 (52.26%) MCSE
2 87 (35.80%) Cisco Certification
3 83 (34.16%) CCNA
4 55 (22.63%) Degree
5 54 (22.22%) MCSA
6 46 (18.93%) MCP
7 28 (11.52%) Security Cleared
8 24 (9.88%) SC Cleared
9 21 (8.64%) MCITP
10 17 (7.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (5.76%) DV Cleared
12 11 (4.53%) CISSP
13 10 (4.12%) CCNP
13 10 (4.12%) CEH
14 8 (3.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (2.47%) APMP
15 6 (2.47%) CompTIA Security+
15 6 (2.47%) Network+ Certification
16 5 (2.06%) A+ Certification
16 5 (2.06%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.17%) QA
2 11 (4.53%) SLA
3 6 (2.47%) NCSC
4 4 (1.65%) NIST
5 3 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.41%) HL7
System Software
1 155 (63.79%) Active Directory
2 53 (21.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (20.16%) Hyper-V
4 26 (10.70%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (9.05%) vSphere
6 9 (3.70%) Terminal Server
7 8 (3.29%) VMware NSX
7 8 (3.29%) XenApp
8 7 (2.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (2.88%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.23%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.82%) Docker
11 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (11.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 24 (9.88%) SCCM
3 8 (3.29%) Ansible
4 6 (2.47%) SCOM
4 6 (2.47%) WMI
5 4 (1.65%) Terraform
6 3 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.23%) WSUS
7 2 (0.82%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 220 (90.53%) Microsoft
2 120 (49.38%) VMware
3 54 (22.22%) Citrix
4 34 (13.99%) Cisco
5 14 (5.76%) Gemalto
6 10 (4.12%) Dell
6 10 (4.12%) Google
7 9 (3.70%) Symantec
7 9 (3.70%) Veeam
8 8 (3.29%) IBM
8 8 (3.29%) Xamarin
9 6 (2.47%) Sophos
10 5 (2.06%) WatchGuard
11 4 (1.65%) Avaya
12 3 (1.23%) Draytek
12 3 (1.23%) McAfee
12 3 (1.23%) NetApp
13 2 (0.82%) Fortinet
13 2 (0.82%) Mitel
13 2 (0.82%) SonicWALL